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Firmament

Firmament

The design for the Firmament quilt was created during a particularly boring meeting at one of our former employers which, as usual, didn’t have any useful outcome. Except of course the Firmament blocks and quilt setting!

The quilt block and the quilt are wonderful for using up a huge quantity of scraps. This version of the quilt uses up a total of 1,288 multicoloured half square triangles, 912 background half square triangles and 240 half square triangles and 148 squares in black... (12 June 2011)

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Martha Washington Star

Martha Washington Star

When you are travelling through the United States and especially through Virginia, one name is always prominent in street names, on monuments, on stamps and on one dollar bills: George Washington. The first president of the United States was indeed a great man who not only helped shape the first democracy in North America, but also had great impact on further political developments in the rest of the world... (30 May 2011)

Alabama (Block)

Alabama Block

This easy block is a variation of the Log Cabin block and is based on a 9 by 9 grid. It consists of strips and corner blocks which allow a multitude of different colour settings. A dramatic and very tempting colour alternative would result if you used white and black for the strips and either multicoloured scraps or a striking colour for the squares… As with many “traditional” blocks, this block offers a huge potential for playing around... (29 May 2011)

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SommerSonnenStrahlen

SommerSonnenStrahlen

The SommerSonnenStrahlen quilt (“Summer Sunbeams”) was inspired by the colours very often associated with summer: blue for the sky and perhaps also for the sea and yellow for the sun. This is such a happy combination that it rarely fails to attract dreamy gazes and closer scrutiny... (24 May 2011)

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Pieced Sawtooth

This interesting block is based on a 3 by 3 grid which makes it effectively a Nine Patch block. It is not really difficult to make, but the size necessary for the Labyrinth quilt makes it a very fiddly business and requires “aggravated accuracy” in cutting and sewing. The block is made up of 9 small half-square triangles and a larger half-square triangle the same size as the nine triangles when sewn together... (20 April 2011)

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Pieced Flying Geese Unit

Pieced Flying Geese Unit

A block unit which you can use to build up your own block designs... (20 April 2011)

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Flying Geese Unit

Flying Geese Unit

A block unit which you can use to build up your own block designs... (20 April 2011)

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Square Half-square Combination Unit

Square Half-square Combination Unit

A block unit which you can use to build up your own block designs... (19 April 2011)

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Half-square quarter-square Combination Unit

Half-square quarter-square Combination Unit

A block unit which you can use to build up your own block designs... (19 April 2011)

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Template Free Block Units

Firmament Block

This chapter of the Template Free Piecing Book is meant to be a reference tool for every quilter who likes to design her or his own grid-based blocks, but is not keen on all the theoretical stuff about grid analysis. We have collected and will continue to collect block units which you can use to build up your own block designs. The units are organized in alphabetical order. You will find the list at the end of this introductory article. If the units are well-known in their own right, such as Flying Geese or Sawtooth, we have used these names. For the rest, we have tried to find fitting names... (17 April 2011)

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